Manali to Tso Moriri – Route Details & Trip Planning

by Vargis.Khan

Manali to Tso Moriri

There are 2 things that we will talk about in this article about traveling from Manali to Tso Moriri Lake. The first is that why it is not really a good idea to do so. The second is if you indeed plan on doing it, then how can you do it. What route can you take to complete the journey and how will long it will take.

Though popular and equally beautiful, Tso Moriri in my opinion is still one of the lesser-visited areas of Ladakh because it lies a little off the route. It can get a little confusing on how to include it in your itinerary. Whether to visit it on the way, to dedicate two days just for Moriri, or try to complete it in one day from Leh.

Because of this, people often wonder if the lake can be covered on the way from Manali to Leh. Or can you just visit the lake from Manali without ever going to Leh Ladakh?

Itinerary for Tso Moriri

Let me first clarify that it is not at all a single-day journey, either from Leh or Manali. You must cover Tso Moriri in 2 days. Otherwise, you are just rushing through a long and tiring journey and will get hardly half an hour to spend at the lake.

The most common itinerary that gets followed during a trip to Ladakh is to reach Leh from Manali. You can then visit Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake, and take the Srinagar Leh highway for the journey back. Including Tso Moriri in the itinerary would mean that you will have to travel back on Manali Leh highway until Pang once again due to which people avoid it.

People who reached Leh via Srinagar and are returning via Manali would have pretty much exhausted their time in hand already. They could not afford to add one more day for Moriri on their return journey and hence skip it.

Due to reasons like this, a lot of people wonder if they can or should visit Tso Moriri while on their way to Leh from Manali. This would mean taking the deviation from Pang to Karzok, stay at Moriri, return to Pang and then continue to Leh. The question that arises is, how feasible is it? Does it make sense to visit Tso Moriri from Manali while going to Leh?

Manali to Tso Moriri

Can you Travel from Manali to Tso Moriri?

The answer to this question is that yes, you can. But it is highly advisable that you do not go to Tso Moriri from Manali directly.

Acute Mountain Sickness

The biggest reason behind this is AMS (acute mountain sickness), also known as high altitude sickness. On Day 1, you are in the plains when you start your journey. The next day you are at Manali which is at 2,050 meters (6,726 ft). Then in a couple of days more, you take your body to a height of 4,522 m (14,836 ft) that Tso Moriri is located at.

There is absolutely no time in between for acclimatization. You are bound to feel symptoms of AMS at Sarchu and Pang. For some people, these symptoms are very less while others suffer more. For a more detailed write-up on AMS, please take a look at How to Handle Altitude Sickness in Ladakh.

After AMS hits you at these places, the best thing to do is to descend down to Leh the very next day. This way, your body gets some time to adjust itself to high altitude. However, if you continue towards Tso Moriri from Pang, you are not allowing your body any time at all.

Karzok is pretty much at the same height as Sarchu or Pang. So you will continue to suffer from AMS throughout the journey. Is it a serious matter? The fact that several tourists have lost their lives in Ladakh due to AMS stands witness to how serious altitude sickness can get.

Road Conditions

What you must know about Ladakh is that travel time does not depend on distance but on road conditions. Some of the stretches, even though just a few kilometers, can take you hours to complete because of the terrible road conditions.

The route from Pang to Karzok is full of such stretches. From Sumdo to Karzok, the entire 50 kilometers is pretty much a dirt trail. What this means is that a journey from Sarchu or Pang to Moriri can take you an entire day easily.

Even the journey back from Karzok to Leh will be very long and rushed. You will have to start early and then you will be able to make it back to Leh by late evening the same day.

While staying on Manali Leh highway means that in case of severe symptoms of AMS you can rush directly towards Leh, going to Moriri will deprive you of this option even. Karzok is a small town with almost no medical facilities. So if AMS symptoms get severe, you will be in trouble as the journey back to Leh will take you several long hours.

Manali to Tso Moriri

Petrol / Diesel

Fuel comes next in line. The last petrol pump on the Manali Leh highway is at Tandi. After that, there is no gas station for the next 360 odd kilometers until Leh. From Pang to Tso Moriri and return journey would add another 250 kilometers to the travel plan.

Taking a detour towards Karzok would mean that you will have to add more Jerry cans and carry double the fuel. There is no gas station on the route towards Moriri and no mechanic or puncture repair shop as well. So chances of getting some fuel from anywhere are next to none.

You can get both Petrol and Diesel at the Dhabas at an increased price but the quality of this fuel is highly questionable. For more details on this topic, please take a look at How to Manage Fuel while Traveling to Leh Ladakh.

Inner Line Permit

This will be your biggest problem. Tso Moriri is an Inner Line area which means that you need to get a permit to visit here. This permit is only issued in Leh City. It is true that you can get it online but even then you will first have to go to Leh to get it stamped.

Without the permit, the journey to Tso Moriri is just not possible. You will be stopped at the check post and sent back. The only other way around this is if you can get someone to get the permit on your behalf and fax or email it to you. For more detail, please take a look at How to get an Inner Line Permit in Leh Ladakh.

Rented Bikes / Non-Local Taxi

Another limitation comes into place if you are travelling on a rented vehicle. Only Ladakh rented motorcycles and cabs are allowed to ply on the route towards Karzok.

So if you are in a cab or on a motorcycle that you hired from Manali, please do not take the risk of taking it towards Karzok. There are several places where you may get stopped by locals and get sent back.

If things got worse, they may stop and ask you during your stay at Karzok. In which case you will get in trouble and may have to pay a hefty fine to get out of the situation.

For rented vehicles, you are required to reach Leh first. From there, you will have to rent another cab or motorcycle for visiting Tso Moriri.

non-local cabs in ladakh

Travel Time

Another point to consider here is of time. If you want to visit Moriri while on your way to Leh because you are short on time, you will just end up traveling for long hours and tiring yourself. The only way you can save time here is that you travel from Manali to Sarchu on Day 1, Sarchu to Karzok on Day 2, and Karzok to Leh on Day 3.

On all these 3 days, you will end up traveling for long hours. The journey will be rushed and your body will continue to get beaten up by altitude sickness. You will neither enjoy the beauty of the lake, nor of the region that you will be traveling through.

Manali to Tso Moriri Route

After all said and done, if you still want to travel from Manali to Tso Moriri, the route of the journey will be as mentioned below.

Manali – Rohtang Pass – Keylong – Jispa – Baralacha La – Sarchu – Pang – Nakee LaLachulung La – Pang – Debring – Tso Kar – Polokongka La – Sumdo – Namashang La – Karzok

This entire journey will be close to 400 kilometers. You will cross 6 high-altitude passes on the way. The minimum time needed for this journey is 2 days. On both days, you will end up traveling for 10-12 hours at least.

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How to Plan a Trip to Tso Moriri

A better way to include Tso Moriri in your itinerary is to reach Leh from Srinagar. After sightseeing in Ladakh, you can return via Manali while visiting Moriri. You can reach Karzok from Leh on day 1, Karzok to Pang on day 2, and Pang to Manali on Day 3.

I know that it sounds pretty much the same in terms of travel time. But you would have gotten used to high altitude by now, you will be able to take the journey in a much better way. The only long travel will actually be on day 3.

If you started early from Leh on day 1, you can comfortably make it to Karzok by evening. On day 2 as well, you can start from Karzok easily by 9-10 AM and make it to Pang by 4-5 PM.Β Take the day at a slow and easy pace. Travel while enjoying the beauty of not only Moriri but also of Tso Kar on the way.

It is only on day 3 that you will have to start by early morning from Pang. But you can still make it to Manali by 4-5 PM. For more details on this topic, take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Tso Moriri from Leh.

sumdo to pang

Manali to Tso Moriri – Conclusion

To conclude, is covering Tso Moriri from Manali doable? The answer is. But should you do it? The answer is a definite No. Either add a couple of days to your travel plan for Moriri or reach Leh from Srinagar and return via Manali.

I hope this information on traveling from Manali to Tso Moriri was of help. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum, and I will be glad to answer.

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41 comments

Abhijit Roy January 28, 2021 - 6:45 am

HI Vargis,
Your post really helps. We are planning for a trip from Srinagar and coming out through Manali in June and we want to include Zanskar in the trip. From Srinagar have to reach Kargil, stay there then go to Zansar, again another stay again back to Kargil and stay and then finally reach Leh. We are wasting two extra nights here, is there any other option we can opt for? And is it okay to stay at Zanskar on the second day as I could see the altitude is much higher. A suggestetion would be helpful. Thanks.

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Rituparna March 7, 2020 - 6:27 pm

Hi we are going to ladakh on 17th june. We will star from manali and 2nd day will stay at jispa. From there we will visit tsomoriri. Then we will go to pangong and so on.Is this itenary suitable for heath? Or it can cause acute mountain sickness?

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Vargis.Khan March 9, 2020 - 6:07 am

You cannot go to Tso Moriri and Pangong directly. You will have to go to Leh first to get the permits

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Ritu March 7, 2020 - 6:26 pm

Hi we are going to ladakh on 17th june. We will star from manali and 2nd day will stay at jispa. From there we will visit tsomoriri. Then we will go to pangong and so on.Is this itenary suitable for heath? Or it can cause acute mountain sickness?

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Vargis.Khan March 9, 2020 - 6:07 am

You cannot go to Tso Moriri and Pangong directly. You will have to go to Leh first to get the permits

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Anudeep Agarwal August 9, 2019 - 7:08 pm

Hello Vargi Bhai…
Appreciate your effort Nd patience of replying to each query so clearly.
So, Here is mine πŸ™‚

Itenary
We are visiting Leh en Sep Via Jispa(stayin here overnight) from manali. We are staying in Leh for 2N. Heading to Nubra Valley. Staying in Nubra for 2N. Nubra valley to TsoMoriri via Chumathang. TsoMoriri to Leh. And Leh to delhi.

We are planning to go to TSO MORIRI via Chumathang(stayin overnight here) from Nubra valley. But I see, everyone have suggested a different route to Tso Moriri.

Can you please suggest on it. Shall we go with the similar itenary i.e. visiting Tso Moriri from Nubra valley via Chumathang or you’ll suggest a different route.

Please suggest
Thanksss

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Vargis.Khan August 9, 2019 - 11:17 pm

Hello Anudeep Bhai – You should follow the route like this.

Delhi – Manali – Jispa – Leh – Nubra Valley – Pangong Tso via Shyok Road – Hanle – Tso Moriri – Pang via Tso Kar – Manali – Delhi

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gagandeep singh July 27, 2019 - 3:56 am

Hello vargis bro
As I have done leh twice without visiting tso moriri
So This time I am short on days and just want to do tso moriri from manali
Never had AMS issue
My query is
Inner line permit are back in action and can I get permit stamped without visiting leh?
I mean can you provide a contact of a travel agent who can courier me permit to my place from leh?

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Vargis.Khan July 27, 2019 - 9:44 am

Hi Gagandeep Bhai, Please talk to Rohit in Leh 9999622213 or 9910722252

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Sai Swaroop May 15, 2019 - 9:27 am

Hi vargis,
Thanks for helping people like us for completing trips at such wonderful places.
We already did manali-le-manali circuit this time thought of doing srinagar-leh-manali trip on bikes and itinerary follows. We are on a little bit tight schedule, so please let us know any changes needed in out itinerary

Jun 21 | Srinagar and collect bikes
Jun 22 | Srinagar/Verinag – Sonamarg – Wayul – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil

Jun 23| Kargil – Mulkbekh – Saraks – Heniskot – Lamayuru –Khalsi – Leh

Jun 24| Buffer day

June 25| Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder

June 26| Hunder / Diskit –Pangong Tso Lake

June 27 | Pangong Tso Lake – Tsmoriri

June 28 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Pang – Sarchu

June 29 | Sarchu – Manali

June 30 | Manali – Delhi – Hyderabad

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Sai Swaroop May 15, 2019 - 9:29 am

Please let us know any logistical issues like roads, fuel any issues or any things we need to take care of, as the days at leh-pangong-tsomirir-sarchu is bit tedious.

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Sai Swaroop May 15, 2019 - 9:32 am

And as per new notice by bikes associations we need to exchange bikes at sarchu and from there proceed to manali. So please let me know the way of transport to manali from sarchu one we drop our bikes at sarchu.

One probable solution i thought of is returning to leh instead of sarchu from tsomoriri and book a tempo to manali, but we thought if doing the trip on bikes till sarchu as the moore planes are beautiful to watch that too on bikes. Please provide us any solution/way

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Arup Dey September 5, 2018 - 10:40 am

Hi Vargis,

Thanks for your so many beautiful post on Leh-Ladakh.

I have few question on my trip regarding public transport/bus service.

1) How can I reach Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso by bus
2) How can I reach Pangong Tso to Hanle by bus
3) How can I reach Hanle to Tso Moriri by bus
4) How can I reach Tso Moriri to Pang by bus
5) How can I reach Pang to Manali by bus

As I followed your https://vargiskhan.com/log/ladakh-bus-service/ this post, I understood that bus service are not daily basis for some places to places.

As you are experience and frequent traveler of this areas, your information will be very helpful for me.

Thanks,
Arup πŸ™‚

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Arup Dey September 6, 2018 - 5:31 am

Good Morning Vargis Bhai πŸ™‚

Thanks for your valuable information.

But my question is, can I get bus from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso and Pangong Tso to Hanle. or I have to back Leh then I have to take bus.

I have followed your blogs, but all bus service details are for Leh to different destinations. My question is can we connect all those different destinations without coming back to Leh (directly). Like

Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso by bus
Pangong Tso to Hanle by bus
Hanle to Tso Moriri by bus [you already told that there is no bus from Hanle to Tso Moriri]
Tso Moriri to Pang by bus
Pang to Manali by bus

Thanks,
Arup.

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Vargis.Khan September 6, 2018 - 12:15 pm

You can catch a bus from Pang to Manali if the timing matches but for rest of the places, you will be entirely dependent on hitch hiking.

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Arup Dey September 7, 2018 - 6:04 am

Thanks Vergis Bhai πŸ™‚

Vargis.Khan September 7, 2018 - 12:12 pm

You are welcome brother !!!

Puneet Sharma June 13, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Hi Vargis,

First and foremost a big applause and a thumbs up to all your posts,blogs and replies..your way of xplaining things make planning travel itineries so easy .

Need your help in planning my road tripnwith family..We will be travelling by car to manali from delhi and.stay there for 2 days..first was planning to drive down till leh but now have changed my plans as now 2 kids and my parents will also be travelling with us but still want to either drive or hire a taxi from manali to some place not as far as leh or tso moriri but some place doable with family but away from manali with some options of home stay or some decent hotels….
Your xpert opinion is highly awaited
REGARDS

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Vargis.Khan June 14, 2018 - 1:52 pm

Puneet Bhai I am a little confused. You do not want to go to Leh anymore but want to go to some other offbeat destination from Manali, correct?

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siddharth sharma January 26, 2018 - 4:10 pm

Hi Vargis….
I am planning a trip from delhi to leh via sach paas. Can you sugggest an itenary maybe from Keylong or Sarchu in order to cover Tso moriri, pangong lake and nubra valley. Also, I was planning to come back via Sri Nagar. I will be going on our private bikes from Delhi itself.
Thank you in advance.
And this article is top notch, a big thumbs up for you πŸ™‚

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Vargis.Khan January 26, 2018 - 4:16 pm

Hello Siddharth – Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚

How many days do you have for the trip, from Delhi to Delhi? Let me know and I can suggest an itinerary accordingly.

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siddharth sharma January 26, 2018 - 4:18 pm

i was thinking of maybe 15-20 days at max for delhi to delhi….

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siddharth sharma February 1, 2018 - 11:55 am

Still waiting for your kind reply….. πŸ™‚

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Vargis.Khan February 2, 2018 - 1:39 am

Hello Siddharth Bhai – Sorry I completely missed your comment here. You can travel like this.

1. Delhi to Manali – May have to add a day here at Manali to arrange Rohtang permits if you could not get in advance online
2. Manali to Jispa
3. Jispa to Pang
4. Pang to Leh
5. Leh
6. Leh to Nubra Valley (Diskit)
7. Nubra Valley to Pangong via Agham Shyok road
8. Pangong to Hanle
9. Hanle to Karzok (Tso Moriri)
10. Karzok to Leh
11. Leh. Rest and get your bikes checked
12. Leh to Kargil
13. Kargil to Rangdum
14. Rangum to Padum
15. Padum to Kargil
16. Kargil to Srinagar
17. Srinagar to Jammu
18. Jammu to Delhi

Let me know whatever questions you have about the route and I will be glad to answer. BTW, when are you traveling?

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siddharth sharma February 9, 2018 - 9:04 am

As i told you i wanted to go through via chamba, sach paas so i wanted to plan it that way.
I am planning the trip around September mid.
And is there any way through which i can go to tso moriri from sach paas and not going to leh first.

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Vargis.Khan February 9, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Sorry about the confusion. If you are going via Sach Pass, then only the first 3 days will be different.

Day 1. Delhi to Bairagarh – Start really early. About 12-13 hours of journey
Day 2 – Bairagarh to Killar / Udaipur
Day 3 – Killar / Udaipur to Sarchu
Day 4- Sarchu to Leh

Yes you can go to Tso Moriri on the way but you will then have to ask someone in Leh to arrange the permits and mail them to you. I will still recommend that you go to Leh first though and then travel in a complete circle like I suggested.

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ashish baheti August 18, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Hello sir..
We are going to ladakh in 3 rd week of sept… and prepared a itinerary…

Day 1- shrinagar to kargil
Day 2- kargil to ule
Day 3- ule to leh
Day 4-leh to nubra vellay (via khardungla)
Day 5- nubra to leh( hunder desert and sand dunes and deskit)
Day 6- leh to pangong (hemis,thiskey,shey place)
Day 7- pangong to tso moriri
Day 8 – tso moriri to manali ( arrive manali by 3.30 pm)

Any change is required in this itinerary plz advise me.. and plz tell me approximately cost of this tour..

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Vargis.Khan August 21, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Hello Ashish,

1. You will need to add a day in Leh after arrival in order to arrange permits, before you can go to Pangong.
2. Pangong to Moriri is best done in 2 days. Add a day here if you can.
3. Your cost depends on how you are traveling, via public transport, bikes or car.

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ashish baheti August 18, 2017 - 11:57 am

Hello sir..
We are going to ladakh in 3 rd week of sept… and prepared a itinerary…

Day 1- shrinagar to kargil
Day 2- kargil to ule
Day 3- ule to leh
Day 4-leh to nubra vellay (via khardungla)
Day 5- nubra to leh( hunder desert and sand dunes and deskit)
Day 6- leh to pangong (hemis,thiskey,shey place)
Day 7- pangong to tso moriri
Day 8 – tso moriri to manali ( arrive manali by 3.30 pm)

Any change is required in this itinerary plz advise me.. and plz tell me approximately cost of this tour..

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Vargis.Khan August 21, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Hello Ashish,

1. You will need to add a day in Leh after arrival in order to arrange permits, before you can go to Pangong.
2. Pangong to Moriri is best done in 2 days. Add a day here if you can.
3. Your cost depends on how you are traveling, via public transport, bikes or car.

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Fahim Ahmed June 22, 2017 - 3:58 pm

Hello Vargis,

Really helpful post, man. Got to know a lot due to your specific details. Me and my wife are travelling to Ladakh this July and will be coming to Leh from Srinagar as per your recommendation

For the Ladakh portion; I’ve roughly prepared an itinerary by researching on the internet. I’ll write it down here, please tell me if the plan is feasible or not. Thanks in advance

Day 1: Getting permits in Leh and do river rafting at Indus river. Night stay at Leh.

Day 2: Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder – Turtuk village. Night stay at Turtuk.

Day 3: Turtuk – Diskit – Khardung La – Leh. Night stay at Leh.

Day 4: Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh. Night stay at Leh.

Day 5: Leh – Korzok – Tso Moriri. Night stay at Korzok.

Day 6: Korzok – Tso Kar – Sarchu. Night stay at Sarchu.

Day 7: Sarchu – Keylong – Manali. Leave for Delhi from Manali.

Now, I had three queries:

1. In day 3, instead of coming back to Leh from Turtuk, can we go directly to Pangong Tso from Turtuk (in one day) and spend the night there at Spangmik?

2. In day 6, is it possible to make the whole journey from Korzok to Manali instead of breaking it at Pang/Sarchu? In that case, it can save us a day on which we can explore Manali.

3. When does the last bus for Delhi leave from Manali? Can I buy tickets for the next bus on the same day after reaching Manali?

Would really appreciate if you reply soon.

Ishtiaq
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Vargis.Khan June 9, 2017 - 2:23 pm

Hi Shubham,

1. For Srinagar to Leh Taxi, contact Faisal in Srinagar at 9596410670 and for taxi in Leh and return to Manali, contact Sonam Angdus at 9469272773.
2. Do not pre-book, you will just end up paying more. Reach your destination, find a hotel per your liking and check in.
3. Hanle could be a little tricky, there is just one or two homestays and guest houses there. Prebook there. Contact Sonam Dorjay at 09469224302. He runs a guest house in Hanle by the name of Padma Guest House. However since there is no cell phone reception in Hanle, you may find this number switched. In that case, drop him a message or email at [email protected] and he will call you back

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Abhishek May 24, 2017 - 7:41 am

Hi vargis!!!
We r planning to visit moriri from chandigarh nd thinking of reaching keylong in one go and we have done that couple of times before( we r on bikes) After taking night rest at keylong and starting early morning from there can we reach karzock by evening

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Vargis.Khan May 24, 2017 - 2:38 pm

Hello Abhishek — ILP has been implemented again so you cannot really go directly to Tso Moriri. You will have to come to Leh, get your permits and then go back to Moriri.

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NTS May 25, 2017 - 7:31 am

Hi ILP for Indian Residents has been reintroduced ? This year ? Where can I get more details and any travel agent who can help me get the permits without going to Leh

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Vargis.Khan May 25, 2017 - 2:21 pm

Yes, ILP is back in effect. See the article below for more details.

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https://vargiskhan.com/log/obtaining-ilp-for-ladakh/

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Shubham Khandelwal May 23, 2017 - 3:51 pm

Hi Vargis,
I have been following this blog since a while now. I completed the Spiti-Lahaul Trip last year same time by reading through your in detail description of the routes and using your contacts for camping at Chandratal. All that was really helpful & you’re doing a great job keeping this blog updated.
I am posting this comment because I am planning a trip to Leh on 23rd June and I have read through this blog and compiled the below itinerary on that basis.

23rd Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zoji La – Drass – Kargil
24th Kargil to Leh
25th Stay in Leh
26th Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder (Leh – Nubra valley)
27th Diskit\Hunder – Turtuk village – Khardung la – Leh
28th Leh – Hemis Monastery – Shey Palace – Pangong Tso
29th Pangong – Loma – Chusul – Hanle
30th Hanle – loma – Tso Moriri
1st Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Debring – Moore Plains – Pang
2nd Pang – Sarchu – Jispa / Keylong
3rd Jispa / Keylong – Rohtang Pass – Manali
4th Manali – Delhi\Chandigarh

I just have a couple of questions which if you could help me with would make things easier for me

1. We are a group of 7-8 people. We would prefer a private vehicle. Will we get a car from Srinagar for our entire journey (is it advisable?) or do we have to Hire a separate car for Leh to Manali? Your suggestion on the same
2. We are short of one day as per this itinerary. Where do you think we can save a day? (If its possible). I was thinking of traveling from Tso Moriri to Manali in 2 days instead of 3. Is it possible?
3. Any advice on the itinerary in general?

Thanks,
Shubham

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Vargis.Khan May 23, 2017 - 7:35 pm

Hello Shubham, Thank you for your appreciating words brother.
1. You will have to hire two separate taxis. One from Srinagar to Leh and another for Leh local sightseeing and Manali.
2. Do Tso Moriri to Pang on 1st and Pang to Manali on 2nd. It is easily doable. I have done it thrice, two times on motorcycle and once in my Thar. Just start from Pang by first light of the day, possibly between 6-7 AM and you will comfortably reach Manali by evening 4-5.
Another place where you can save a day is to go directly to Pangong Tso from Nubra Valley. Do not come back to Leh. Take the Agham Shyok road which will see you from Nubra to Pangong in about 6 hours.
3. Your itinerary is perfect, I couldn’t have planned it any better myself.

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Shubham Khandelwal June 9, 2017 - 7:25 am

Thanks for the reply,
We have finalized the itinerary and now we are looking for things to pre-book since we are 9 people in total.
Want your help on the following things:
1. Any contacts for taxi service from Srinagar to leh and from Leh to manali? The one guy we contacted gave us a quotation of 86k for an Innova for our above itinerary. Is it too much?
2. Do we pre book our camping stays and hotel stays or will we get something when we reach there? We are 6 guys and 3 girls. Again any contacts would be great (except pangong, got those from a post of yours)
3. Would it be difficult to find homestays in places like Hanle for 9 people?

Thanks,
Shubham

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Vargis.Khan June 9, 2017 - 2:25 pm

Hi Shubham,

1. For Srinagar to Leh Taxi, contact Faisal in Srinagar at 9596410670 and for taxi in Leh and return to Manali, contact Sonam Angdus at 9469272773.
2. Do not pre-book, you will just end up paying more. Reach your destination, find a hotel per your liking and check in.
3. Hanle could be a little tricky, there is just one or two homestays and guest houses there. Prebook there. Contact Sonam Dorjay at 09469224302. He runs a guest house in Hanle by the name of Padma Guest House. However since there is no cell phone reception in Hanle, you may find this number switched. In that case, drop him a message or email at [email protected] and he will call you back.

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